Tone in The Tell-Tale Heart

Tone Examples in The Tell-Tale Heart:

The Tell-Tale Heart 1

"very, very..."   (The Tell-Tale Heart)

Notice how Poe uses repetition to create intensity and build tension within the story. The narrator continuously insists that he is not mad; however, with this constant repetition, Poe creates a frenzied tone that suggests the narrator is less stable than he claims.